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Join New Superheroine Amber as she Begins Her Mystical Adventures as Skooter Girl
The author, Darielle Mac is an international playwright and screenwriter who although primarily has written for the theatre and film has also worked for many great names. She lives in Southwest United States, France and Los Angeles, where when not writing she enjoys a variety of hobbies including falconry, gardening, her dogs, running, biking and sailing.
To compliment her first YA story the author has chosen Dell Barras to be the illustrator of this incredible graphic novel. Dell Barras is a well-known and talented storyboard artiste, working with Marvel comic books and others.
The idea for this outstanding new novel was inspired by the author’s personal adventures, and fuelled by a gift by the inventor of a prototype electric skooter – thus Skooter Girl was born!
The story is set on a remote mystical island called Tir Na Nor which is in a chain of islands in the North Sea. It is Amber’s 16h birthday, and excitedly she arrives at the Dagda’s Academy of Healing Arts, Music and Higher Learning where her dad is a teacher.
At 16 she is an adult and her father expects her to follow in his footsteps, however she doesn’t want to have a normal life. Recently secrets have been revealed to her, opening her eyes to new and exciting things. She doesn’t want to conform or settle down, she want to see the world, and have great experiences. So, being a typical teenager she decides to run away.
This is a wonderfully entertaining coming of age story. The characters are fantastic and it was lovely to read that it is being made into a film. I look forward to reading many more of Amber’s adventures in the future.
About the Author:
Darielle Mac has written primarily for theatre and film and worked with many great names in the business. She is also a veteran of La Mama and the Performance Garage in New York. In her “other life” she champions causes for humanity and saving the earth’s resources. Marrying those two passions, she wrote Skooter Girl, a graphic novel and her first book for YA readers. The idea originally emerged as a screenplay and is currently being developed into a feature film. Like her other screenplays, Skooter Girl targets a family demographic, focusing on stories about the Earth.
The idea for Skooter Girl came from an inventor gifting the author a prototype, electric scooter to ride when she arrived back in the US after traveling around the globe. Her personal adventures scooting roadways, and the country inspired the story.
When she is not writing, Mac spends her time as a falconer, a gardener, and loves running, biking, sailing and spending time with her dogs. She divides her time between the Southwest United States, France and Los Angeles.
About the Book:
Amber lives on a remote, mystical island known as Tir Na nor’, nestled in a chain of islands in the Northern Sea. She is mischievous, bright, gifted, and always digging herself out of trouble. She is finally turning 16, and in her world this means she is now accepted as a grown member of her village. Her foundation schooling is done and she is expected to choose her calling. Her father is a gifted teacher and musician who has trained her in music and other skills, and has charted a course for her future. Amidst the celebrations on her birthday, Amber learns of buried secrets about her family. These unveiled secrets thrust Amber’s life into a tumultuous new direction and force her on an adventure that will change who she is, if she is to survive …
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